Lost clumsy smiles and moments of joy with foggy eyes: Anderson Cooper is already taking this new father well enough.
It’s because at the end of CNN’s global coronavirus town hall on Thursday evening, the anchor announced some very sincere and personal good news. He is now the proud father of a baby boy, born to a surrogate mother, named Wyatt Morgan Cooper.
“So I just wanted to take a moment to share some good news from you,” Cooper started. “Monday, I became a father. I never said that out loud and it amazes me. I’m a dad. I have a son and I want you to meet him. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. “
Cooper explained that his son is the namesake of his father, also named Wyatt, and that he chose the middle name, Morgan, because it is a surname from his mother’s side.
“So this is Wyatt Morgan Cooper, my son. He was … “said Cooper, before pausing briefly, overwhelmed with emotion at what he had just said out loud. “He was … he weighed 7.2 pounds at birth, he’s soft and gentle and healthy, and I’m more than satisfied. As a gay child, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I am very grateful to all who led the way, to the doctors and nurses and to everyone involved in the birth of my son. Above all, I am eternally grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, looked after him and gave birth to him. “
“My surrogate mother has a beautiful family of hers, an incredibly supportive husband. I am so grateful for the support she has given to Wyatt and me, “said Cooper. “I wish my mom, dad and brother were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to think they can see him. I imagine them all together, “he said, his voice breaking,” their arms around each other smiling, laughing and looking, looking down at us. Happy that their love is alive in me and Wyatt and that our family continues. New life and new love. “
Watch the video above, via CNN.
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